Quotes

19 Quotes filtered by Repartee

My jaw dropped because at a stroke the tonsorial tweak of a flattened side parting just makes the 39-year--old Osborne look even younger. And as all the focus groups and polls seem to show, his inexperience is a factor in this election. Even one Conservative supporter on Twitter said he 'looks like his mum dressed him and patted his hair down with a lick of her hand before off to Auntie Mabel's funeral!' Others were much less polite.

Paul Waugh 20/04/2010

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Paul Waugh, Repartee

Grove Farm, Drakelow, Burton-on-Trent.

Ivan Lawrence

As local Mp he had been invited to a local rugyb club dinner . After listeneing to speech after speech during which the audience became increasingly rowdy has was then invited to give a short address... He did and walked out.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Repartee

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Humour, Ivan Lawrence, Pick of the bunch, Repartee

Dennis Skinner: How many civil servants are a) men and b) women?

Tim Renton: All of them

Tim Renton 06/02/1992

Answer to a parliamentary question.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Repartee, Men & Chauvenism

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Humour, Men & Chauvenism, Miscellaneous, Pick of the bunch, Repartee, Tim Renton

If in the words which the Secretary of State has just used, the use of a nuclear weapon is to be avoided 'at all costs'. what is the point of having one?

Enoch Powell 24/01/1984

Category: Repartee, Nuclear Disarmament

Tags: Enoch Powell, Humour, Nuclear Disarmament, Policy, Repartee

Judge Willis: You are offensive, sir

Birkenhead: We both are. The difference is that I am trying to be and you can't help it.

Lord Birkenhead

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Lord Birkenhead, Repartee

The Right Honourable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Repartee, Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Visitor: Ah, Bottomley, sewing?

Bottomley: No, reaping.

Horatio Bottomley

As he was sewing mailbags in prison for fraud.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Repartee, Prison

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Horatio Bottomley, Humour, Pick of the bunch, Policy, Prison, Repartee

Labour MP: Of course the trouble with Herbie is he's hiw own worst enemy.

Bevin: Not while I'm alive he ain't.

Ernest Bevin

On Bevin's old enemy Herbert Morrison

Category: Repartee, Enemies

Tags: Enemies, Ernest Bevin, Humour, Politics, Repartee

Dead birds don't fall out of nests.

Winston Churchill

On being told his flies were undone while relaxing in the Smoking Room of the House of Commons

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Repartee, Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill: I think that at least on this occasion you might have taken the trouble to dress properly.

Aneurin Bevan: Prime Minister, your fly is undone.

Aneurin Bevan 06/1953

Emerging from the Gents at a banquet at Lancaster House in honour of the Queen's Coronation.

Category: Repartee

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Humour, Repartee

I'd like that translated if I may.

Harold Macmillan 29/09/1960

On Khruschev's shoe banging perofrmance at the UN General Assembly.

Category: Repartee

Tags: Harold Macmillan, Humour, Repartee

Nancy Astor: Winston, if I were married to you I'd put poison in your coffee.

Winston Churchill: Nancy, if you were my wife, I'd drink it.

Winston Churchill 1912

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Repartee

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Humour, Pick of the bunch, Repartee, Winston Churchill

Ronald Reagan: Margaret, if one of your predecessors had been a little more clever

Margaret Thatcher: I know, I know, I would have been hosting this gathering.

Margaret Thatcher 06/1983

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Repartee

Jim Prior: I read in my paper you had developed a sexy voice.

Margaret Thatcher: Jim, what makes you think I wasn't sexy before?

Margaret Thatcher

Category: Flirtation, Repartee

Tags: Flirtation, Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Miscellaneous, Repartee

James Callaghan: May I congratulate you on being the only man in your team.

Margaret Thatcher: That's one more than you've got in yours.

Margaret Thatcher

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Repartee

Kenneth Clarke: Isn't it terrible about losing to the Germans at our national sport, Prime Minister?

Margaret Thatcher: I shouldn't worry too much - we've beaten them twice this century at theirs.

Margaret Thatcher 06/1990

Following England's loss to Germany in the 1990 World Cup Soccer Semi Final

Category: Germany, Football, Repartee

Tags: Countries, Football, Germany, Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Miscellaneous, Repartee

Francois Mitterand: Shall we have a break now?

Margaret Thatcher: No, let's get on.

[The lights fuse and the room is plunged into darkness]

Margaret Thatcher: Why can't we discuss the Social Chapter now?

Margaret Thatcher 1989

At the EC Strasbourg summit

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Repartee

I am not quite certain what my Right Honourable Friend said, but we both hold precisely the same view.

Margaret Thatcher 01/1989

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Repartee

Denis Healey: You're going to cut and run

Margaret Thatcher: The Right Honourable Gentleman is afraid of an election is he? He is frightened, frightened, frit!

Margaret Thatcher 05/1983

Category: 1983 General Election, Repartee

Tags: 1983 General Election, Elections, Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Repartee

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There is no question of any erosion of essential national sovereignty.

Edward Heath

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